Samuel Hawkins, the "Traveling Rapist", cut a swathe of destruction through Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma in the 1970s that culminated in th...

Samuel Hawkins, the "Traveling Rapist", cut a swathe of destruction through Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma in the 1970s that culminated in the brutal murder of a pregnant housewife in Lubbock County, Texas and a spot in the Lone Star State's death chamber. He was born in Louisville, Georgia on September 1, 1943. Not much is known about his early life but he grew up in the segregated South and by his own admission his father told him the best way to get revenge on society for discrimination against African-Americans would be to rape as many white women as possible. He would eventually be linked to at least 40 rapes in Texas, Florida, Colorado, and Oklahoma. Hawkins was only ever caught and charged in one of these incidents, when he served a jail sentence in Colorado in 1971. Two years later he was convicted of a burglary in Oklahoma and spent his 30th birthday in jail. At the time of the murders, Hawkins was employed in a meat packing plant in Amarillo and had some expertise on cutting up meat and handling knives.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hawkins followed a standard procedure--in the evenings he would stalk around middle class neighborhoods looking for unlocked doors. When he found one he would search around for a lone woman. Each victim had a pillow case placed over her head so she couldn't identify him and Hawkins probably could have continued raping forever if he hadn't also progressed to homicide. On February 3, 1976, he abducted 12 year old Rhonda Keys from a bus stop in Amarillo, Texas and took her to an isolated spot. Rhonda's body was found one week later under a bridge. Her hands were bound behind her back and a blood-soaked pillowcase covered her head. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force head injuries, possibly inflicted with a piece of metal pipe but she did not appear to have been raped.

    On May 2, 1977, Hawkins and a friend were driving around Borger. The friend stopped off at a girlfriend's house and left Hawkins by himself. He cruised around town looking for someone to rape and found a promising home in the south part of the city. The house was the residence of 25 year old William Hamilton and his 19 year old wife Abbe, who was six months pregnant. It was a Monday and William left to go work; he had sex with his wife prior to departing. As he headed out the door, Abbe was asleep in bed in her nightgown and panties.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >inb4 5,000 Chud Anon spam posts

      Also if this was California he would still be sitting on death row.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The house was the residence of 25 year old William Hamilton and his 19 year old wife Abbe, who was six months pregnant. It was a Monday and William left to go work; he had sex with his wife prior to departing.

      >be boomer
      >be able to be a homeowner at 25 with an actual job and have a wife who is fresh out of high school and not a used up old Taylor Swift-grade roastie hag
      this disgusts me. he should have been the one killed instead

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Hawkins probably could have continued raping forever
      lol

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How did they know he killed the 12 year old? It seems he only confessed to murdering the other b***h.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        reportedly his wife was in on the take and told them. there is a different version of the story i heard which claims he and his wife abducted and held Rhonda Keys captive for several days. he wasn't charged in her death however and he never admitted to it.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's black so this thread will get more attention than usual

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    William Hamilton did not come back until 9:00 AM the next morning and when he stepped inside the house, he quickly wished he didn't. His wife's mangled body lay in the bed, her hands and feet bound with cloth. Her panties had been removed and there was blood everywhere. The horrified William called police but discovered that the phone line had been cut, so he went to a neighbor's house to use their phone. The neighbor went over and felt Abbe for a pulse but there was none. She had died of multiple stab wounds to the neck, including one cut that severed her jugular vein. It was also shown that she had recently had sex. Forensic evidence was sent to the FBI's crime lab in Washington D.C. This would prove that head hairs found on the victim belonged to a black individual and William Hamilton testified that no blacks lived near the neighborhood nor had one ever been in his home.

    A neighbor woman named Christine Cantrell testified that she saw a tan '72 Plymouth Duster parked in the Hamiltons' driveway next to their own vehicles, a '76 Monte Carlo and a '73 Pinto, and that a tall, thin black man was standing in the driveway.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/CZxAypv.jpeg

      Hawkins followed a standard procedure--in the evenings he would stalk around middle class neighborhoods looking for unlocked doors. When he found one he would search around for a lone woman. Each victim had a pillow case placed over her head so she couldn't identify him and Hawkins probably could have continued raping forever if he hadn't also progressed to homicide. On February 3, 1976, he abducted 12 year old Rhonda Keys from a bus stop in Amarillo, Texas and took her to an isolated spot. Rhonda's body was found one week later under a bridge. Her hands were bound behind her back and a blood-soaked pillowcase covered her head. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force head injuries, possibly inflicted with a piece of metal pipe but she did not appear to have been raped.

      On May 2, 1977, Hawkins and a friend were driving around Borger. The friend stopped off at a girlfriend's house and left Hawkins by himself. He cruised around town looking for someone to rape and found a promising home in the south part of the city. The house was the residence of 25 year old William Hamilton and his 19 year old wife Abbe, who was six months pregnant. It was a Monday and William left to go work; he had sex with his wife prior to departing. As he headed out the door, Abbe was asleep in bed in her nightgown and panties.

      not very cute. i swear Texas and the South have these odd phenotypes caused by the hot weather and strong sun there.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sam Hawkins was arrested on June 30 in Amarillo when he was cruising a neighborhood and a suspicious teenage boy wrote down and reported his license plate number. He was driving a tan '72 Duster. After being taken in by police for questioning, Hawkins readily confessed to murdering Abbe Hamilton. He said that he parked at her house, stepped inside, and found her asleep in the bed. Hawkins walked up to her, put a hunting knife to her throat, and she awoke, startled. Abbe jerked involuntary and ended up impaling herself on the knife. She started screaming in a panic, clutching her neck and asking for a towel. Hawkins began stabbing her with the knife. Abbe reached for a telephone by the bedside and tried to call police but Hawkins cut her again. He then cut the phone cord, went to the dining room, and grabbed a couple of napkins.

    He attempted to calm Abbe down and tie her up but she kept yelling and thrashing around so he cut her again. Hawkins finally left her there and fled the house; he didn't know if she was alive or dead when he departed and he had been unable to rape her like he'd planned.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/D0tXSZI.jpeg

      William Hamilton did not come back until 9:00 AM the next morning and when he stepped inside the house, he quickly wished he didn't. His wife's mangled body lay in the bed, her hands and feet bound with cloth. Her panties had been removed and there was blood everywhere. The horrified William called police but discovered that the phone line had been cut, so he went to a neighbor's house to use their phone. The neighbor went over and felt Abbe for a pulse but there was none. She had died of multiple stab wounds to the neck, including one cut that severed her jugular vein. It was also shown that she had recently had sex. Forensic evidence was sent to the FBI's crime lab in Washington D.C. This would prove that head hairs found on the victim belonged to a black individual and William Hamilton testified that no blacks lived near the neighborhood nor had one ever been in his home.

      A neighbor woman named Christine Cantrell testified that she saw a tan '72 Plymouth Duster parked in the Hamiltons' driveway next to their own vehicles, a '76 Monte Carlo and a '73 Pinto, and that a tall, thin black man was standing in the driveway.

      https://i.imgur.com/CZxAypv.jpeg

      Hawkins followed a standard procedure--in the evenings he would stalk around middle class neighborhoods looking for unlocked doors. When he found one he would search around for a lone woman. Each victim had a pillow case placed over her head so she couldn't identify him and Hawkins probably could have continued raping forever if he hadn't also progressed to homicide. On February 3, 1976, he abducted 12 year old Rhonda Keys from a bus stop in Amarillo, Texas and took her to an isolated spot. Rhonda's body was found one week later under a bridge. Her hands were bound behind her back and a blood-soaked pillowcase covered her head. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force head injuries, possibly inflicted with a piece of metal pipe but she did not appear to have been raped.

      On May 2, 1977, Hawkins and a friend were driving around Borger. The friend stopped off at a girlfriend's house and left Hawkins by himself. He cruised around town looking for someone to rape and found a promising home in the south part of the city. The house was the residence of 25 year old William Hamilton and his 19 year old wife Abbe, who was six months pregnant. It was a Monday and William left to go work; he had sex with his wife prior to departing. As he headed out the door, Abbe was asleep in bed in her nightgown and panties.

      https://i.imgur.com/kkukxZH.jpeg

      Samuel Hawkins, the "Traveling Rapist", cut a swathe of destruction through Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma in the 1970s that culminated in the brutal murder of a pregnant housewife in Lubbock County, Texas and a spot in the Lone Star State's death chamber. He was born in Louisville, Georgia on September 1, 1943. Not much is known about his early life but he grew up in the segregated South and by his own admission his father told him the best way to get revenge on society for discrimination against African-Americans would be to rape as many white women as possible. He would eventually be linked to at least 40 rapes in Texas, Florida, Colorado, and Oklahoma. Hawkins was only ever caught and charged in one of these incidents, when he served a jail sentence in Colorado in 1971. Two years later he was convicted of a burglary in Oklahoma and spent his 30th birthday in jail. At the time of the murders, Hawkins was employed in a meat packing plant in Amarillo and had some expertise on cutting up meat and handling knives.

      why was the 70s so fricking violent, man?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not just the US but elsewhere too

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Sam Hawkins was arrested on June 30 in Amarillo when he was cruising a neighborhood and a suspicious teenage boy wrote down and reported his license plate number
      i bet the kid was a racist little shit who was like "hey why is a POC in my neighborhood better call the cops."

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That was SOP for suspicious characters back then. I think the mom of one of Dean Corll's victims did that.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Abbe was buried with her unborn child, a boy, in Borger's Westlawn Memorial Park.

    Hamilton was convicted of murdering Abbe Hamilton and sentenced to death. He was executed on February 21, 1995 after exhausting his appeals. Hamilton claimed in an appeal that he shouldn't be executed because "I’m well-balanced, intelligent, dignified, reasonable. The illusion is that you're dealing with some animal that can't be reformed."

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He should have been skinned like an animal.

      But that would a disservice to animals.

      Really, he was lower than an animal. He and his so-called "father" both.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Violent animals are simply shot. Torturing animals is a sign of psychopathy actually

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Samuel Hawkins, the "Traveling Rapist"
    >At the time of the murders, Hawkins was employed in a meat packing plant in Amarillo and had some expertise on cutting up meat and handling knives.

    kino jogger

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